Penny machines, that is.
Today, with about 200 of my neighbors, I went to Atlantic City. It must be a year since I was last there. So there I was, with some cash and my new "system".
When I started going to AC several years ago, I couldn't understand how people could play the penny machines and win. After all, they were just playing with pennies. I also couldn't understand the games so I stayed away.
One day, I was having horrible luck so I decided to stretch my money and play the pennies even though I didn't understand them. Well, bells started ringing and money started coming my way. I was a convert. Now, I very rarely play any other machine.
Back to today and my "system". It's very simple really. When my credits reach a certain point, usually about $20 more than I put in, I cash out and put the coupon away. I save those coupons until the end of the day and cash them all in. Some days there only a few and other days there is a stack of them.
Today was one of those days. When I cashed in, I realized that I had won a bit. Then I headed to the Ladies Room and counted my money in the privacy of the stall and discovered that I had won quite a bit - $150 to be exact. I am so happy.
When can I go again?